Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Seminar Series/Study Group Listings
- BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminars: Meets select Tuesdays at 10am
- Monday Nutrition Seminars at the Harvard School of Public Health
- Tufts - HNRCA Monday Seminar Series
Obesity Working Group Meeting, Department of Nutrition, HSPHMonday, September 22, 2014 from 3:30-5:00pm
“Fat Tails: Why the obesity epidemic is worse than we thought” by Zachary Ward MPH, Programmer/Analyst, Center for Health Decision Science, HSPH
“Uncharted Territory: Development and validation of the first bias-corrected state-specific childhood obesity prevalence estimates” by Michael Long, ScD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH
“An Unwatched Epidemic: The inadequacy of State Childhood Obesity Surveillance” by Kelly Blondin. SM Research Assistant, Harvard Prevention Research Center, HSPH
Location: FXB G11 at the Harvard School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston
September 22-23, 2014, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Symposium: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and Their Impact Throughout the Lifespan
Symposium website for more info and registration: http://harvardprobioticssymposium.org
Call for abstracts Deadline 7/15/2014
Obesity Journal Club(A program of the Clinical and Community Research Core, which is joint between Tufts and Harvard/MGH)
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Presenter: Aviva Must, Ph.D.
From Turner & Chaloupka, "Perceived Reactions of Elementary School Students to Changes in School Lunches after Implementation of the USDA's New Meals Standards: Minimal Backlash, but Rural and Socioeconomic Disparities Exist" from Childhood Obesity (August 2014, 10(4): 349-356. .
Jaharis 272 Conference Room at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 150 Harrison Ave)
The Obesity Journal Club is a program of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center’s (BNORC) Clinical and Community Research Core, which is co-led by Aviva Must, PhD at Tufts and Elizabeth Goodman, MD at Harvard/MGH. Aviva serves as OJC faculty facilitator at Tufts and Nicolas Oreskovic, MD is the lead at MGH. Journal Club meets at both locations during the academic year, with most meetings at Tufts.
Announcements for each meeting will specify the topic and location. Light snacks are served (please bring your own beverage). Meetings will take place from 12-1 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from September to May. The general format includes the presentation, critique, and (we hope) thoughtful discussion of a current article from the peer-reviewed obesity literature. Faculty and students in the greater Boston area are welcome to attend and present. Those interested in participating may come to Tufts or join the discussion in a webinar style format by dialing in via WebEx.
If you would like to receive a PDF of the article that will be discussed and/or the WebEx information, please email Sarah Phillips: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEBINAR: Conducting Focus Groups with ChildrenSponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
The vast majority of texts and literature on conducting focus groups are geared toward adults as participants. Yet, there is an imperative to conduct qualitative research with children to inform all phases of interventions and programs that include them. This webinar will cover the major issues to consider when conducting focus groups with children ages 6-12, including different strategies to use for different ages and unique challenges to consider. Whether you have experience in conducting groups with adults and would like to adapt your skills, or are completely new to conducting focus groups, you’ll come away with knowledge of the major considerations when working with children.
Date and time: Friday September 26th 2014, 12 noon
Workshop facilitator: Sara C. Folta, PhD
Systems Approach to Metabolic Diseases
October 1 – 3, 2014 — Chicago, IL, USA
International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research
Thursday - Saturday, April 23-25, 2015 Boston, MA
Call for abstracts: Symposium, oral communication, poster submission deadline: November 18, 2014
More info and Registration at: www.icfsr.com
Ongoing Enrichment Activities
- BNORC hosts an Annual Program or Retreat that provides an opportunity for Center members and other Boston area investigators and clinicians to participate in scientific exchange. This program includes participation of all currently-funded Pilot and Feasibility investigators and is attended by the Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
- Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds is a conference series, which is a collaborative effort among the obesity treatment programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm approximately 6 times per year, rotating to a different hospital for each session.
- Annual symposium or workshop organized by one of the four core laboratories. These programs are intended to provide an educational forum for new and established investigators in the area(s) of expertise of the responsible core laboratory.
- Participation in the ongoing Continuing Medical Education course co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the NAASO: The Obesity Society to transfer the latest information on the causes, consequences and treatment of obesity to the practicing physician. Participation of Center members in the course provides expertise not readily available elsewhere. In addition, BNORC’s inclusion in the CME course helps to promote the identity of the Center and establishes the Center as a resource for expertise in obesity related activities.
- BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminars (ABM Core): The Study Group meeting includes research seminars and presentations of research in progress and grant proposals for critical review. These bi-monthly meetings are held at BUSM.
- Obesity Journal Club (Clinical and Community Research Core): The Obesity Journal Club meets semi-weekly at TUSM to review papers published in biomedical journal that relate to obesity in population settings. Occasionally, the hour is used for doctoral students to present and get feedback on work in progress.
- Epidemiology Working Group Sponsored Seminars (Epidemiology and Genetics Core): This seminar series is held at Harvard School of Public Health and highlights a guest lecturer in a related field. Please click here for a link to upcoming seminars in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH.
Description of Educational Opportunities
Please note that the Center’s Administrative Core distributes a weekly list of local enrichment activities related to nutrition and obesity via email to BNORC members and others who have expressed an interest. This list includes seminars and programs that are sponsored and/or co-sponsored by the Center as well as other offerings that are not related to the Center. Please email the Center Administrator (email@example.com) if you would like to be added to this list.